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Joshua Crunden

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About Joshua

Joshua is a professional pianist, organist, violinist and conductor based in Stroud, who is available for both solo and ensemble work.
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Stroud
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Joshua is a professional pianist with extensive experience performing both as a soloist and an accompanist to individuals and choirs. He is also an experienced organist with a permanent position at a parish church and regular work in local cathedrals. As an accomplished violinist, Joshua has played to a high standard with orchestras such as the CBSO Youth Orchestra and Capriol Chamber Orchestra. An engaging conductor, Joshua has led and developed choirs of all sizes and abilities from church and community choirs to a large choral society. Joshua is a teacher of piano, violin and music theory at all levels. Joshua studied Music at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a BMus in 2012 and an MA in 2014.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Rock, Contemporary classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Traditional church music, Christmas, Pop, Classical crossover
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Organ
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
The Prince of Denmark’s March – Clarke
Prelude to a Te Deum – Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary – Stanley
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Mendelssohn
Toccata from Symphonie no 5 – Widor
Hornpipe from the Water Music – Handel
Toccata from 12 Pieces - Dubois
Piano
Claire de Lune - Debussy
La plus que lente - Debussy
Fur Elise - Beethoven
The Man I Love - Gerswhin
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major - Chopin
Impromptu No.3 in G-flat major - Chopin
Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 72 - Faure
Sarabande from Pour le Piano - Debussy
Piano Sonata No. 13 K.333 2nd Movement - Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor (full) - Beethoven
Violin
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Salut d'Amour - Elgar
Chanson de Matin & Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Violin Sonata No. 5 'Spring' (full) - Beethoven
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Adagio in E - Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major - Mozart
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No, I am unable to provide this service at present.

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes me 30 minutes to set up.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, I am happy to have a consultation session with you to pick music you would like from my set list. If there is any music you would like that isn't already on there, do let me know and I'd be happy to discuss whether it can be included.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I can bring my own electric piano if there is not a suitable instrument at the venue. For violin sets, I can bring backing tracks and sound equipment. For organ performances, I require a functioning instrument at the church or venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. Depending on the piece of music, I can include 3 newly learnt pieces as part of my fee.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300

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Florence E, 1 year ago

Absolutely great!! Would definitely book again :)

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Alex P, 2 years ago

I have had the pleasure of working with Joshua for a good number of years, and he is a very adept and extremely sensitive musician. In my opinion, his greatest assets are his capacity for listening, and offering creative ideas as part of a group. These, along with his unwavering attention to detail, make him a truly rewarding musician to work with.

Phillippa S, 2 years ago

Joshua is always sensitive and responsive in his accompanying and I feel confident and at ease during our performances together. He sight-reads to a high standard, but always works hard to ensure he knows the music thoroughly before a performance and is a pleasure to work with.

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